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Air Quality Awareness Week was April 29th-May 3rd, 2013
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The National Weather Service forecast office in Upton, New York (Central Long Island) will relay official air quality information from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut state environmental agencies, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP), and Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEP). 

 

Air Quality Index (AQI) – a measure of how polluted the air is and what health effects this results in

 

AQI Range

 

Category

 

Health Effects

0-50

Good

Satisfactory, little or no risk.

51-100

Moderate

Acceptable, but moderate health concern for very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution for some pollutants.

101-150

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

General public not likely to be affected. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects.

151-200

Unhealthy

Everyone may begin experience health effects and sensitive groups more serious health effects.

201-300

Very Unhealthy

Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.

301-500

Hazardous

Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.

 

National Air Quality Information from AIRNow

New York Air Quality Indices from NY DEC

New Jersey Air Quality Indices from NJ DEP

Connecticut Air Quality Indices from CT DEP

Latest Air Quality Alert

Air Quality Forecast Guidance for the Northeast Metro Area

 


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